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Camel Caravan




Jack Carson's "Camel Comedy Caravan"

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Reviewer: allan feldberg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 14, 2010
Subject: Camel Comedy Caravan - 1943-JACK BENNY GUEST SPOT
THIS Camel Comedy Caravan SHOW WAS A SPECIAL IN SUPPORT OF THE NAVY, SECOND OF FIVE SHOWS
DEDICATED TO THE FIGHTING FORCES.
THEY WERE BROADCAST ON FRIDAYS; AT LEAST THE NAVY AND COASTGUARD SPECIALS WERE. THE
INFORMATION ORIGINALLY OBTAINED STATED THAT THE BENNY GUEST SHOW WAS #0483 IN THE JBS
SERIES. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS AN ERROR, THOUGH ALL THE CAST PARTICIPATE.

THE JACK BENNY SHOW [ON SUNDAYS], WAS AT THIS TIME SPONSORED BY GRAPE NUTS FLAKES. DON
WILSON DOESN'T DO HIS USUAL SHOW-INTEGRATED ADVERTISING SPOTS, ON A CAMEL SPONSORED SHOW,
BUT CAMEL'S MUST HAVE ALLOWED FOR THE INCLUSION OF GRAPE NUTS FLAKES IN DENIS DAY'S DIALOGUE
WITH JACK BENNY. KEN NILES, THE CAMEL SPOKESMAN ON THE SHOW, DETAILS THE FOUR CAMEL
SPONSORED RADIO SHOWS PER WEEK. THERE IS NO MENTION OF BENNY GOODMAN SWING SCHOOL [TUESDAYS
IN 1937], OR CAMEL CARAVAN SWING [CLUB][SATURDAYS IN 1939]. SEE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Goodman FOR INFORMATION ON SWITCH FROM POPULARITY BIG
BAND TO VOCALISTS.

Jack_Benny_1943-05-23_0482_FROM GARDNER FIELD_Parachute_Jump.mp3 IS THE LAST SHOW I HAVE FOR THE JBS SEASON BEFORE SUMMER BREAK, BUT WAS NEXT TO LAST BROADCAST [ON SUNDAY, MAY 30, 1943]
AS INDICATED IN THE SHOW'S SCRIPT.

CALCULATING THE DATES FORWARD FROM 1943-05-23,
1943-05-30 IS DATE OF LAST JBS BEFORE SUMMER BREAK [WHICH WOULD BE #0483].
1943-06-06 IS THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, AND
1943-06-13 THE SUNDAY AFTER.
1943-06-11 IS OBVIOUSLY THE FRIDAY TWO DAYS PRIOR.
ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE GLEANED FROM JACK'S DIALOGUE'S WITH DON WILSON [JB HAD NOT SEEN DON
SINCE A WEEK AGO SUNDAY]AND DENIS DAY [JB MADE A MISTAKE IN DENIS' CHEQUE FOR THEIR LAST
SHOW A WEEK AGO SUNDAY].

THE NAME 'NILES' MAY BE INCORRECTLY SPELLED.
MY COPY OF THE 'NAVY' SPECIAL IS 2.2 MB GREATER, BUT THERE IS NO IMPROVED QUALITY OR
ADDITIONAL CONTENT.

SOMEWHAT LONGWINDED JUST TO AFFIRM THE DATE OF THE SHOW.
Reviewer: nightkey5 - - September 12, 2007
Subject: Mislabeled Identifier
All of these shows except for two (Jimmy Durante and Gary Moore and Camel Comedy Caravan - 1943) are the show "Camel Caravan." "Camel Caravan" is a music show. "Camel Comedy Caravan" is a comedy show.

Also, the dates for the shows of 38-08-30 and 38-09-06 were reversed. 38-08-30 has the first song March of the Swing Parade. 38-09-06 is broadcast from Chicago and has the first song of Chicago.
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